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The Rex Hotel

194 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z1, Canada
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Providence, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

My wife and I were there for a cpl hours on Sunday, Dec 27. The last time I was there was 15 years ago, alone, during a psychology conference. The place has changed a bit - less funky, cleaner, better food & beer - but it remains the same in the essential ingredient, great jazz. Loved it!

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

On a recent visit to Toronto, after a walkabout with my daughter we decided to drop by The Rex for a drink. I find this place never disappoints. Dr Nick and the Rollercoasters were in fine form doing homage to blues classics and originals just as good. The atmosphere of The Rex matched perfectly and we felt transported back in... More 

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2 Thank Rob V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend stayed at the Rex for 6 days and 5 nights. We got there around 7pm, reception was at the bar as the reception had closed for the day. We got a really warm welcome from the guy at the bar and got a really good vibe from the jazz bar and the jazz music that was... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Stayed at the Rex for one night Oct. 24. Read all reviews beforehand. This place is great. Excellent staff, easy check-in. Our second floor room was really quiet - we didn't hear a thing. Were in town for a show at the Horseshoe just down the street. The carpet in the hallways was tired - a bit worrisome heading to... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We upgraded our room on arrival, and they quickly cleaned and prepared a room. The owner was friendly and welcoming, and made sure that we were comfortable. The staff made an effort to remember our names. Breakfast was included with an option to upgrade for a small price. The room was large and clean. The bathroom was great. Some noise... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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87 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The location and price are unbeatable. 15 minute walk to Rogers Center, $105 on booking.com. It's clean, quiet (surprisingly so given the jazz club on the main level and being right downtown). Our room had a sink in the room plus a full bathroom. Laminate flooring in room and new tiles and fixtures in bathroom. Towels were new and wonderful... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

The Rex hotel is in a central downtown location on trendy Queen St. West. It's near transit and there are lots of restaurants and shops in the area so there's always something to do! I got a room with a double bed and shared bathroom. It was a very comfortable stay although the room had a musky and stale smell.... More 

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Our room was small and needed lots of work done to it. No bathtub but a shower with a bathtub spigot they didn't remove when they took the bathtub out. Bed had no headboard, floor was sagging in spots, bathroom fan was dirty and loud, used packing tape to fix the cracked toilet tank lid and one small bathroom mirror.

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Waterloo, Canada
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I booked a room in this hotel during a busy TIFF weekend (Toronto International Film Festival). I mainly booked this hotel because it was a great deal relative to what was available from the usual hotels. However, my wife and I really enjoyed the experience and this will likely become on of the first options we consider for future trips.... More 

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34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The Location is almost unbeatable, if you want to be in the middle of Toronto's nightlife. The Hotel itself has live Jazz every night (doesn't bother you in the rooms). Around thecorner are numerous bars and Restaurants. Waterfront is not far away by foot. rooms are clean (renovated rooms have a nice shower). The bed is not made by Service,... More 

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